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Academics back UK schools’ climate change strikes

More than 200 sign letter to the Guardian saying pupils right to be angry at inaction — More than 200 academics have voiced their support for this week’s school climate strikes, in which thousands of young people are expected to take to the streets in towns and cities across the UK. The academics, including almost …

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Extinction Rebellion activists occupy Scottish parliament

Climate campaigners stage one-hour peaceful sit-in protest in debating chamber — Around 40 climate activists have staged a peaceful occupation of the Scottish parliament’s debating chamber, urging MSPs to introduce much tougher climate targets. Campaigners with the recently formed direct action group Extinction Rebellion posed as tourists on a visit to Holyrood before staging an …

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extinction rebellion came to prominence last month when its members occupied and closed five central london bridges

Make climate crisis top editorial priority, XR campaign urges BBC

Extinction Rebellion group call on BBC to tell ‘full truth about ecological emergency’ — Climate campaigners are calling on the BBC to declare a climate emergency and make the issue its top editorial priority. In a letter published in the Guardian, the new civil disobedience group Extinction Rebellion (XR) says the BBC, “as a respected …

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Progress and problems as UN climate change talks end with a deal

Nations agree on implementing 2015 Paris agreement, but put trickiest issues on back burner — The UN climate change talks ended late on Saturday night in Poland with a deal agreed on how to put the 2015 Paris agreement into action, but with other contentious problems left to be resolved next year. Countries thrashed out …

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campaigners urge delegates at cop24 climate talks to keep their commitment to the paris agreement

Katowice brief: China’s compromise

At least one red line was blurred on Thursday — China signalled that it was open to applying “uniform” climate change rules across developing and developed countries. It marked a clear shift towards the EU and US’ big ask – for a system that gives poorer countries time to comply with the rules, with a …

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London mayor unveils plan to tackle ‘climate emergency’

Exclusive: Sadiq Khan accuses government of dragging its feet and calls for investment to avert catastrophe — London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, has declared a climate emergency and urged the UK government to do more to avert an ecological breakdown that he says poses an existential threat to future generations. Speaking as City Hall outlined its …

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